Everyone loves a masterclass. Even more so when it involves cocktail making because cocktail making obviously leads to cocktail drinking. Wild Honey, the Michelin-starred Mayfair restaurant known for its wood-panelled dining area and outstanding food (the Michelin star does hint at that), is hosting a new series of intimate cocktail masterclasses, The Magnificent 7, so-called because there is only room for 7 cocktail-loving guests to be seated at the bar.
The classes will be held every Monday evening to make the start of the week that little bit more bearable, commencing Monday 5th September. Ready to share his knowledge, resident cocktail pro, Chris Cavaille, will teach guests more than just what tastes good – learn about the history of the drink at hand with a trio of tastings before guests can hop the other side of the counter to shake up their own concoctions. Chef Proprietor Anthony Demetre will be ready and waiting in the wings preparing a range of bar snacks designed to compliment the drink of the night. Kicking the series off, September focuses on gin with Anthony whipping up squid and mackerel sliders with cucumber ketchup, October will go Mexican with mescal and brisket tacos, come November it is the turn of negroni with parma ham and basil arancini whilst December sees a break from mulled wine with an Asian themed evening of sake with lacquered eel and Szechuan pepper. The final month in the series, January sees Australian whiskey take to the stage (or bar counter), accompanied by quail Scotch eggs. The masterclasses are weekly but space is very limited to a select seven guests only so book your spot at the bar ASAP.
The Magnificent 7 masterclasses at Wild Honey take place every Monday evening, 7-8pm, starting Monday 5th September.
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Fran can be found sipping espresso martinis by night and, by day, on the hunt for London's best brunch. Bonus points for a runny yolk and the perfect flat white.